Postdoctoral Fellowship in Kidney and Metabolic Research
The Feinberg Cardiovascular and Renal Research Institute is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated scientist for expansion of basic and translational studies related to molecular mechanisms of kidney disease. This position offers the opportunity to work in the NIH-funded lab of Dr. Pinelopi Kapitsinou, a physician-scientist with a background in translational hypoxia biology, mechanisms of acute kidney injury and progression to chronic kidney disease. We are particularly interested in exploring the effects of hypoxia-induced metabolic reprogramming in diseased kidney tissue microenvironment utilizing molecular biology, biochemical and metabolomic approaches. Transgenic mice, primary cells and other cell culture systems are used as main experimental models.
The department offers a nurturing environment for career development, a stimulating community of several kidney and cardiovascular research labs, weekly conferences and seminars of interest. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to build a publication record including submissions to leading experimental research journals; supervise rotating undergraduate, graduate and medical students; apply for grants; and present at national meetings.
Ph.D. degree (Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, or related field).
Experience working with small animal models and mammalian cell culture.
Ability to design and conduct experiments, maintain accurate recordkeeping, and collaborate effectively within a team environment.
Strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, be motivated to advance the project and have a proven publication record.
Familiarity with next generation sequencing data and gene expression analysis
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 39902
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Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.